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Access To And Awareness Of Undergraduate Research Opportunities At A Large Research University, Stephanie 5. Hanshaw
Undergraduate Honors Theses
The American Physical Society released a statement in 2014 calling on all university physics departments to provide all undergraduate students with access to research experiences. In response, we investigated the current status of access to undergraduate research at CU-Boulder, a large research institution where the number of undergraduate physics majors outnumber faculty by more than five to one. We created and administered two surveys within CU-Boulder’s Physics Department: one probed undergraduate students’ familiarity with and participation in research; the other probed faculty members’ experiences mentoring undergraduate researchers. This report presents results from these surveys as well as a discussion ...